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I posted this yesterday, but it got lost in the sauce.

Thought you all might like to have a read of the article and the subsequent comments

This is from a site that analyzes stock "teasers" from folks that publish investment newsletters. It's a good site, totally off topic from here, but once in a while they'll stumble into uncharted territory (for them). The author had to write a follow up for clarification based on the number of comments.
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Wheat Free Tips / Re: No barfing!
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:13:26 PM »
I switched my dogs to grain free food a little over a year ago. I also added this product to their diets, and the difference was amazing. My 8 year old Yorkie mix went from couch potato to being very active and playful. Bright eyes, smooth coat, etc. And his breath isn't knee buckling any more. Highly recommended.

Nutri-Pet Research Nupro Dog Supplement, 5-Pound

Got it on Amazon

General Discussion / Re: Water filters
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:28:44 PM »
Interesting to see this thread. I've often thought with so much attention to what we eat, I've read very little about the water we drink.I was trying to find a decent water filter for drinking water specifically, but didn't want the faucet attachment. After much research, I settled on a Berkey. I've had it for about 6 months now and feel like I made the right choice. We use it daily and the water really tastes great. Our city water is trash, and this does the job. I bought the Big Berkey. A bit pricey, but the filters (4) should last for 12,000 gallons. It filters out fluoride, which was a biggie for me.

General Discussion / Re: Organic flowers?
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:38:41 PM »
For crying out loud. We're at the point where there is something wrong or toxic with everything. Don't stop and smell the roses- they may have been sprayed with something. I don't have a subscription to this thought process. Better ways of eating turn into abject paranoia about everything. Life is too short, IMO.

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: New to Wheat Belly
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:17:23 PM »
Just saw in another thread where you are already using this. Well, it's a big help anyway. Good luck.

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: New to Wheat Belly
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:13:31 PM »
"I have been doing this woe loosely for about 4 weeks" "I've GOT to do this"

If I could make a suggestion-

Track everything you eat- I mean everything- on myfitnesspal. ( It's free.
You need to set goals for this to work it's magic. Lots of tutorials and information there on how to get started.

I use it religiously, especially after a weight loss stall a few months back. It is very enlightening. You would be surprised at how much extra you are eating that you didn't realize, primarily in the carb category. If this is something you've GOT to do, it is invaluable.

As stated earlier: wheat first. Get that under control. Move on to reducing/eliminating sugars, grains, and other high carb junk. Be an avid reader of labels.

Read, read, read, and stay connected. I don't post much here, but it's a very good site and you are amongst friends.

You'll get there with a little elbow grease. As a matter of fact, you'll find a way to cook with that elbow grease, just to up the fat a tick.  ;)


Off Topic Discussions / Re: Supplements
« on: January 27, 2014, 04:06:51 PM »
5G vitamin C in the morning (powder mixed w/water)
Vitacost Magnesium Malate 2 ea 3x a day (TTL 5G Malic acid/day)
Vitacost D3 (5000 IU ea) 1 morning and 1 after dinner (10000 IU/day)
Vitacost Kelp (660mg ea) 1 morning and 1 after dinner
Jarrow B Rite - 1 early afternoon (great product)
Vitacost Mega EFA- 1200mg EPA/DHA 3x day (3600 TTL)
Vitacost pro-biotic 15-35   2 in the morning (I'm not convinced this is a particularly good product and won't re-order) Ultimate Flora 50B is great, but too much $$. Probably going to drop the probiotic when this is gone.
Vitacost Phytosterol complex with beta-sitosterol (Generic Super Beta Prostate) 3x daily.  This product has done nothing for me.
1 TBSP NOW MCT oil in the morning.

I was taking Himalaya Stress Care, but stopped that. Good product, but felt I didn't need it anymore.

General Discussion / Re: just when I thought...
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:25:45 PM »

......It just dawned on me as I write this that I will be eating beef for the first time in years.  ::)

Welcome home

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Is this recipe freezable?
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:11:20 PM »
Just my thought here, but I think I would keep the sauce and noodles separate until I was ready to plate, and only use what you need for a serving. If the noodles and sauce are mixed together you lose the option for freezing. Freeze the sauce and make fresh noodles when you're ready to thaw and use. I don't know that the noodles would hold up in the freezer- they're pretty tender.

General Discussion / The Wal-Mart Factor
« on: November 11, 2013, 02:17:29 PM »
I live in Oklahoma where we have a pretty hefty contingency of "large" people. I believe it's one of the fattest states in the union. Walking into a Wal-Mart over the last year or so really brings home the radical changes in my (our) way of eating. One, the shear volume of items that won't be going into my cart, and will be going in to others. Aisle after aisle of trash that used to be staples. I can't afford grass fed meats, so I make do with what I can as others have stated here. I occasionally by chicken there. Produce is my go-to aisle in any grocery store. Meat is the second. The rest of the time in the grocery store I just feel like I am going for a walk. Standing in line waiting to check out is another eye opener. You look at the cart. You look at the person pushing the cart. Back at the cart again. Look away in horror. Just rolling through the store and observing the folks is almost a supplement of its own. Kind of a past, present, future reflection kind of thing. It is therapeutic in a way. I guess it does sound kind of elitist, that we are better than those folks. We're not better, but our eating choices are. It's not hard to pick one of us out at Wal-Mart. Check the cart and pants size.

General Discussion / Re: Daily Telegraph and gluten free
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:38:17 PM »
I just read this article from a link on Drudge. More low information prattle from someone too lazy to do their research. The comments are even more ridiculous.

General Discussion / Re: Book: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:33:11 AM »
I'm not sure if this link has been posted, but it is an interesting guide to how much fat you need to consume daily based on your personal info. Easy to use. I was shocked at the amount of fat required. I also have had many of the symptoms described here. Foggy, depressed, sweet tooth, low energy, etc. Have been upping the fat, but I still don't think I'm getting enough. I don't mind a spoonful of CO a few times a day.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Banana Bread
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:58:36 AM »
Maybe the solution is to just eat half a muffin?   :)

Actually I do slice them in half. I'll take the half and cut it into slices and put the other half away. I may eat one muffin over the course of a week.  My daily carb load is very low- I'm in pretty good shape having a half occasionally.
Thanks for the heads up Boundless.

Wheat Free Recipes / Banana Bread
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:16:09 PM »
This is quite tasty. We make them in a large muffin tin. I believe it makes 8 muffins. It's hard to believe your not cheating. I wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze them in a ziplock. Pull one out as I get the urge for a treat, but usually cut it in half and then into slices. Hit it with the micro for a few seconds, then some butter. I tend to eat less in one sitting and still enjoy the moment!

Paleo Banana Bread
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time:1 hour 10 mins
Serves: 8
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Combine your bananas, eggs, and nut butter, and grass-fed butter in a blendtec, blender, food processor, or mixing bowl and mix well (if using a mixing bowl you need a good hand-mixer)
  • Once all of your ingredients are blended, add in your coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and sea salt and mix well
  • Grease a 9x5 glass (see notes) loaf pan with a fat of your choice (I used grass-fed butter). If you use a metal pan it will probably bake in 35-40 minutes so start checking at 35 to ensure the middle stays moist
  • Pour in your batter and spread it evenly throughout
  • Place in your preheated oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and flip your bread out onto a cooling rack
  • Slice and serve
  • Cranberry Orange - Only use 3 tablespoons of butter. Add zest of one whole orange diced, juice of one whole orange, and1 cup dried cranberries or fresh if you want
  • Chocolate Blueberry - Add 1 cup of fresh blueberries and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • Pumpkin Pecan - Reduce the almond butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree and 1 cup of roughly chopped pecan pieces
Notes: If you want to make these into muffins, use the same recipe and for mini muffins bake approximately 25 mins and normal size muffins 30-35 minutes.
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Food Elements / Re: Apple cider vinegar
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:05:05 PM »
There are a lot of claims about the beneficial aspects of unfiltered apple cider vinegar. It's easy to kill an afternoon researching this kind of stuff, as we all know.
Some tidbits from Natural Solutions Radio (Gerald Martin):
"To detox: 2 TBLSP of organic ACV in a 1 or 2 Liter filtered water bottle (ie Smart Water, Evian, etc). 2 TBLSP = 1/8th cup. You can add more vinegar than this amount, however, make sure you dilute it with plenty of water. Do not add a sweetener. Drink this solution throughout the day. The solution will be cleansing your system and kidneys all day long. That's the point.
There are several things you will notice within a day or two of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar: your allergies will disappear, your face will have a healthy & youthful glow, you will look & feel more VITAL, you will have consistent energy, and you will more easily digest your food.
We believe that apple cider vinegar is probably the best (and cheapest) detoxifier for the body. As such, it is should be considered a critical component to the fountain of youth!"
I'm going to give this a 30 day shot and see how it goes. 4 days in now. Looking for improvement in digestion. I will say there is a bit of a pick-me-up from the solution. Plus, being a smoker I figure a daily mild detoxifier can't hurt. Had to start with Heinz unfiltered ACV with "mother" for starters, but have 2 bottles of Bragg's on the way. I'm using 1 TBS in a 16oz bottle of water twice a day.
If anyone else has used this in similar volume for any length of time, I would be interested in your findings.

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: How did I miss this?
« on: October 14, 2013, 12:24:39 PM »
Welcome Graindead. You have made great progress. Try looking into GreenSmoke, type it into google. Electronic cigarettes delivering nicotine via water vapor. It's a baby step but does not deliver the 1000's of other ingredients in tobacco, and it's cheeper.
I have been using an E-Cigarette for over a year now, along with normal smokes. Not ideal. I just need to decide to use E-Cig only, then wean down the nicotine to zero. It's a ridiculous habit. 

Wheat Free Recipes / Chips and dip?
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:38:51 AM »
The American standard snack. All is not lost. Plain pork rinds with a little bit of cream cheese is a pretty tasty alternative. Dicing up some green onions/chives to mix in with the cream cheese works pretty well. For me, 3 or 4 of these about does the trick. 2 TBSP of cream cheese is 1g sugar and 1g carb. Not a big deal unless you're pounding them.

General Discussion / Ketosis
« on: October 12, 2013, 12:28:12 PM »
For those interested, here is a link that pretty much covers everything you want to know about ketosis. Very enlightening and ties in well with our eating style. There may be some useful information here for those that may be struggling with weight loss.

General Discussion / Re: Adrenal Fatigue
« on: October 12, 2013, 12:11:11 PM »
I have been taking Himalaya Stress Care for about a year now for adrenal support. I believe it to be a very good product- has good calming effects. As always, your results may vary.

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / How did I miss this?
« on: October 12, 2013, 10:57:22 AM »
Sheesh. I go to the Wheat Belly blog pretty much daily looking for new articles/comments. I just happened to click on Boundless' name to see if there was a way to send an email and I was brought here. Good to be around like-minded folks.
Wheat-free since May, 2012. Grain-free and gluten free-free since October 2012. Went from 203 to 153 lbs. High blood pressure medicine (was 180/117) lisinopril and metoprolol- not any more. Severe sleep apnea- just a bad memory. Size 38 waist is now a 32. All is not perfect, however. I still smoke a pack a day and probably drink too much wine. But I don't drink beer anymore. It just doesn't feel right. It's like drinking a beach ball.
Looking forward to joining the conversation from time to time!

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